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Death and New Life
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Springtime, death of Christ, death within ourselves, Easter, and new life within us...

It is Good Friday and I think about the death of Christ, my own death to self...many times in my life to find a new life within...


It is springtime, April 2006. April always makes me feel joyful of new beginnings...Easter, blossoming trees and flowers, and renewal within myself.


All my life I have been on a journey...searching, ever searching for a new and better me, for peace and joy, for love and friendship, for my own paradise.


Someone recently gave me a little piece of artwork with a quote by Marcel Proust "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."  This spoke to me so profoundly.


I had been living in Georgia for over 15 years, the last 3 of them wanting desperately to get out, for various reasons.  I finally decided to move to Napa, CA...and did so early September 2005.  Napa is a beautiful place, and the people there are wonderful.  Yet, for some reason during the almost 5 months I lived there something in my gut did not feel right.  I went through a very tough time, personally, while there and yet came out better for having done so.  I learned more about myself, my family and friends.  And I made some new friends while there.


I decided that I needed to return to Georgia, where thank God, my house had not sold.  I moved back to my home in Alpharetta, where I am also near my friends here, my church and parish community…where I have lots of love and support.


I am still not sure this is where I need to be for the rest of my life, but I have the above quote in front of me daily.


Me and Bear (my sweet dog) are happy and content to be here right now.  I thank God for the blessings in my life, including those of lessons learned through not so easy times.  I am especially grateful for my friends here, in California and other areas of the United States and Ireland…and my companion Bear.


Bless you all this Easter, and each day of the year.


 



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More Blogs by Ann Marquette
• Thanksgiving Day on My Birthday November 2013 - Thursday, November 28, 2013
• Recent Writers' Retreat - Thursday, June 14, 2012
• What made your heart smile today? - Monday, February 28, 2011
• A New Year...AND New Decade - Friday, December 31, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving to All - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
• Gratitude and Nourishment - Wednesday, November 03, 2010
• Halloween Story Time Again - Friday, October 29, 2010
• My Own Blog Site - Sunday, October 10, 2010
• Time to write again - Monday, June 28, 2010
• Have a fabulous Happy Father's Day - Friday, June 18, 2010
• Time for Passing - Friday, April 16, 2010
• Wishing You... - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Ah! A New Year...New Sheet To Write On - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• New Year, New Page to Write On - Sunday, January 03, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2009
• Gratitude - Sunday, November 22, 2009
• Annual Halloween Story - Friday, October 30, 2009
• God's gifts - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Little One~End of Journey Alone - Sunday, July 19, 2009
• To All You Dads - Saturday, June 20, 2009
• Springing Forward - Sunday, March 08, 2009
• Pruning of Self - Thursday, March 05, 2009
• Holidays, Love and Blessings - Saturday, December 13, 2008
• The Visitors - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
• Message from Little One - Sunday, July 20, 2008
• Happy and Blessed Father's Day - Sunday, June 15, 2008
• Lessons Learned Even in Death…Thank you Tim Russert - Saturday, June 14, 2008
• Today's Gratitude - Friday, June 06, 2008
• My heart is heavy this Memorial Day - Sunday, May 25, 2008
• Sadness of memories lost - Monday, May 05, 2008
• Joyful, Joyful... - Friday, September 21, 2007
• Another Amazing Gift - Thursday, September 13, 2007
• Amazing Magical Gift - Saturday, September 08, 2007
• The Outdoor Oven - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
• Nighttime Symphony? - Monday, July 16, 2007
• Walking The Path - Sunday, July 15, 2007
• New Blessings, New Journey - Sunday, July 08, 2007
• Inspiration and Helping Others - Wednesday, July 04, 2007
• Where Inspiration Comes From - Saturday, June 23, 2007
• Creative Limbo - Friday, June 22, 2007
• Another Blessing and Answered Prayer - Thursday, May 24, 2007
• Latest Blessings - Thursday, May 03, 2007
• Focus Now...Dreams Later - Monday, April 30, 2007
• Life IS Good - Tuesday, April 17, 2007
• Oh Sweet Space... - Wednesday, April 04, 2007
• Ah Ha Moment - Tuesday, March 27, 2007
• Just My Thoughts today...March 18, 2007 - Sunday, March 18, 2007
• Just my thoughts...this day March 17, 2007 - Saturday, March 17, 2007
• Joy of Inspiration...of KNOWING Life's Purpose - Sunday, March 04, 2007
• My Gratitude - Sunday, February 25, 2007
• My Tiffany's Anniversary - Monday, February 12, 2007
• New Year 2007 and Winter... - Sunday, December 31, 2006
• Sadness of Death - Wednesday, July 05, 2006
• Thoughts on Life 1 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
• Accepting God's Plan - Saturday, June 10, 2006
• What's Next? - Friday, June 09, 2006
• Little Changes - Thursday, June 08, 2006
• Why's and What If's - Saturday, June 03, 2006
• Starting Over Again...Walking a New Path - Friday, June 02, 2006
• NOW TO NEW BEGINNINGS… - Saturday, May 27, 2006
•  Death and New Life - Friday, April 14, 2006  
• September 27, 2005 – Napa News - Tuesday, September 27, 2005
• Unworthy and Katrina - Monday, September 12, 2005
• The Journey and a New Beginning - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
• Believe - Sunday, July 24, 2005
• My Prayer - Saturday, May 28, 2005
• Reach for the Stars - Friday, April 01, 2005
• Fire in My Soul - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• A special Blessing - Saturday, December 11, 2004


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